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Eleanor Among the Saints

Rachel Mann

A Poetry Book Society Spring Recommendation 2024. In her second collection, Mann wrestles with the questions and possibilities raised when trans identity, faith and the limits of myth and language intersect and are tested. Eleanor Among the Saints is a study in the queer joy found in counter-factuals and fantasy, shaped through the prism of the disputed story of Eleanor Rykener, a medieval trans woman, seamstress and sex worker.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Carcanet Press
  • Publish Date: Mar 28th, 2024
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.25in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781800173811
  • Categories: LGBTQ+Subjects & Themes - Inspirational & Religious

About the Author

Rachel Mann is a priest, writer, theologian, and broadcaster. She has written fourteen books of prose, criticism, poetry, and theology. Her poetry has been highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Best Single Poem and is widely anthologised. She is a well-established radio broadcaster and regularly contributes to BBC Radio 4's Thought For The Day. Currently she is Archdeacon of Salford and Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester, UK.
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